(Closed) 14k white gold bands–any nickel allergies?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

It depends. My best friend is super allergic to nickel and can’t wear it at all. She can’t wear white gold because of it. If you’re getting a custom ring, they can just make it using a different mix of metals.

Post # 4
4714 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

I used to be allergic to every silver/white gold etc and then when I got my current set I didnt have a prob…maybe it is mind over matter in my case because I wanted to wear them so bad lolol

Post # 5
700 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2004

I am allergic to nickel, it always makes my skin break out when I wear cheap jewelry. But I have never had a problem with white gold.

Post # 6
483 posts
Helper bee

Palladium looks like white gold and I believe is hypo allergenic …Nickle free .. 

Post # 7
483 posts
Helper bee

If your ears were pierced with gold you tend to only be able to put gold but that doesn’t mean our ur allergic to metals and that doesn’t happen to everyone … That happend to me with my first hole because my mother did them when I was a baby .. and I heard it could be an issue so I pierced my 2 nd and 3 rd holes in my ears not using gold and it isn’t an issue for those piercings

Post # 8
2345 posts
Buzzing bee

im highly allergic to nickel…i get a hot raised rash that lasts for days and is super itchy…i have been given two 14 and 18 white gold necklaces and i cant wear them…even wearing them for just a few hours makes me break out in a rash and sometimes hives and all over itchiness. if i were u, i wouldnt get the wg band…you spend alot of money on that stuff only to not be able to wear it…or what u can do is check out the stores return policy…wear your ring for a couple of days (dont take it off) and if you dont geta rash, then u should be fine. most white gold rings are rhodium plated/dipped..but it wears off, so u have to redip it. how often depends on your lifestlye and skin chemistry. i have heard some weedingbee’s have to do it twice a year or more. ask the store what their wg is made w/. higher end stores will make it w/ palladium, which is hypo allergenic. but most lower end stores will make it w/ nickel cuz its cheaper.

Post # 9
2335 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I dunno that I’m ALLERGIC to nickel, but any nickel-heavy jewelry tends to turn my finger green and gets kinda itchy. ( can you say NOT cute?) But I can honestly say that I’ve not had this problem at all with any of my white gold jewelry, including my e-ring. Most quality white gold won’t have *that* much nickel in it, and it should be rhodium plated to boot. One of the things I love about my e-ring is that I can go get it redipped any time I want and it’ll loom as new as the day it was given to me. 

I doubt you’ll have any problems unless you are SEVERELY allergic. Does one of your girlfriends maybe have a white gold RHR that she’d be willing to let you borrow for a few days to test it out?

ETA: In regards to redipping, I have a pink sapphire white gold ring that was given to me on my 15th birthday (6 years ago) that I never ever take off and I’ve had it redipped one time during the entire time I’ve owned it. It’s just now starting to get a little worn to the point that I’m considering taking it to get dipped again. 

Post # 10
5011 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

If you order white gold from the UK or Europe then it’ll be nickel-free. The legal nickel content of jewellery in the EU is microscopically small, so it just isn’t used.

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